bit-slice and microcode discussion list

Patrick Mackinlay pmackinlay at
Fri Aug 23 02:05:28 CDT 2019

Not precisely CISC to VLIW RISC, but in my opinion very cool and somewhat related.

From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Tom Uban via cctalk <cctalk at>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 12:47:28 AM
To: Eric Smith <spacewar at>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at>
Subject: Re: bit-slice and microcode discussion list

On 8/22/19 12:16 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote:
> On another mailing list, someone asked if there was any list specifically
> about bit-slice design and microcoding. I don't know of one, so I've
> created a new mailing list specifically for those topics:
> The intent is for the list to cover technical discussion of bit-slice
> hardware design and/or microcoding. In other words, discussion of
> microcoding that doesn't use bit-slice hardware is fine.
On a possible related note, I am looking for information on converting
CISC instructions to VLIW RISC.


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